Ciara Admits She's Lost 20 Lbs. Since Her Teenage Years

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Jul. 23 2019, Published 4:07 p.m. ET

Ciara got candid about her health and wellness routine and revealed how she lost 20 pounds since she started her illustrious music career over 15 years ago.

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The 33-year-old revealed to People how she changed her lifestyle after skyrocketing to fame. The "1, 2 Step" singer attributed her weight loss to exercise, drinking lots of water and eating five meals a day.

“When I first started in my career, I weighed 20 lbs. more than I weigh now,” she revealed to the publication. “That was the first time I got introduced to eating five small meals a day to impact my workout.”

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The mother of two said she works out regularly which her trainer, Decker Davis, whom she brought with her to the Propel Co: Labs Fitness Festival in Santa Monica on July 20.

She explained, “When you’re eating small meals, your body starts to function like a well-oiled machine. You’re using the restroom regularly so your body is really on clock.”

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The Texas native said that drinking "a gallon and a half a day" of H2O is the key to staying beautiful. Ciara also opened about her daily fitness routine. “It’s a combination of plyometrics (jump training), cardiovascular work, and also weight lifting all in one kind of thing. It’s a full on circuit that allows me to hit every target area.”

The hip-hop star rose to prominence after graduating from high school in 2003 and was signed by LaFace Records.

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